The DIALLS platform: Supporting cultural literacy and understanding of european values over the internet

Lucas M. Bietti*, Ben Zion Slakmon, Michael J. Baker, Françoise Détienne, Stéphane Safin, Baruch B. Schwarz

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Abstract

In this chapter we present the process of designing and developing a novel online platform for supporting cultural literacy learning, involving the elaboration and understanding of European values in collaborative dialogue between students, with teacher-led reflection on wordless texts. Wordless texts are books or videos that comprise sequences of pictures which stimulate student readers to reconstruct the attendant narratives (see Chapters 5 and 6, this volume). The narratives in question, available publicly, are designed to stimulate discussions relating to European values, notably tolerance, empathy and inclusion (Lähdesmäki et al. in Intercultural dialogue in European education policies: A conceptual approach. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2020). The main questions for platform design were therefore how to facilitate productive discussions involving European values, on or around such wordless texts, and to structure such discussions in a way that is closely anchored in the texts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDialogue for Intercultural Understanding
Subtitle of host publicationPlacing Cultural Literacy at the Heart of Learning
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages87-101
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783030717780
ISBN (Print)9783030717773
DOIs
StatePublished - 27 Apr 2021

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